Fine weekend for Marko Kantele and Madars Razma

Photo: Mads Magnussen/PDC Nordic & Baltic

Another two Players Championship events has been played this weekend.

At Saturday the Players Championship 17 was being held. For Marko Kantele it was quite a good day at the office. He started the day by beating Andrew Gilding by 6-4 in the first round.
He then won by the same numbers against Shaun Carroll in the second round, before winning with the exact same numbers once again in the third round against Kyle Anderson.

In the round of the last 16 he was up against Krzysztof Ratajski. After a really close match, and a 94.6 average for the Finn, Marko Kantele unfortunately lost by 6-5. Krzystof Ratajski then went on and won the entire tournament, beating Nathan Aspinall by 8-3 in the final.

Darius Labanauskas managed to reach the round of the last 64 before losing 6-1 against William O’Connor. Madars Razma lost already in the first round, as he was up against the World Youth Champion, Dimitri van den Bergh. He lost that game by 6-3.

Today things were a lot better for Madars Razma as he reached the round of the last 16. The Latvian started by beating Carl Wilkinson by 6-2 in the first round, before beating Mickey Mansell by 6-1 in the second.
In the third round he won by 6-3 against Joe Cullen, before William O’Connor became to much in the fourth round. The Irishman won by 6-0.
Madars Razma averaged impressive 93,52 throughout the four matches.

Just as yesterday, Darius Labanauskas reached the round of the last 64, in which he lost by 6-4 against James Richardson. In the first round he had won by 6-5 against Christan Bunse.

Marko Kantele already lost in the first round, as he lost 6-3 against Luke Woodhouse.

The tournament was won by James Wade. He won 8-5 against Jose De Sousa in the final. James Wade has now won four Players Champioonships this year.

To add, the European qualifications for the Czech Darts Open (ET9) and the Austrian Darts Championship (ET10), were being held at Friday. Madars Razma managed to qualify for the Czech Darts Open and will be joining Daniel Larsson in Prague. The Latvian impressed with his first ever 9-darter in the PDC, as he made the perfect leg against Cristo Reyes.

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Dave Chisnall wins the Danish Darts Open 2019

The Danish Darts Open 2019 has found its champion, as Dave Chisnall won the final this evening.

Dave Chisnall is the Danish Darts Open champion after he won 8-3 against Chris Dobey in the final.

The day started with a 6-2 victory against Kirk Shepherd in the third round for Chris Dobey. In the quarter-final he had to go up against the European Tour-debutant, Jose De Sousa.

The match started quite well for Chris Dobey, who got himself in front by 2-1 and later 4-2. Jose De Sousa fought his way back into the game and even got ahead by 5-4, before Chris Dobey took the last two legs to secure the victory.

In the semi-final Gerwyn Price waited. Gerwyn Price showed an incredible level in both the third round and the quarter-final, but against Chris Dobey, he looked a bit more human, even though he averaged 99.08, and lost by 7-4.

And then Chris Dobey was ready for his first ever European final.

Dave Chisnall started the day with a tough match against Mensur Suljovic. ‘Chizzy’ got up by 3-0, but Mensur got himself back in the match, but never ahead. And after a lot of legs, where none of the two made a break of throw, Dave Chisnall could secure the victory in the last and deciding leg.

In the quarter-final he was up against Jermaine Wattimena. Unfortunately for the Dutchman, he could not do anything against Dave Chisnall and lost by 6-1.

In the semi-final Dave Chisnall started with a really high level and got himself in front by 5-2. Jonny Clayton then began hitting his targets, and suddenly the score was 5-5. Dave Chisnall continued with a really high level after this and once again, he had to secure the victory in the last and deciding leg.

In the final Chris Dobey got himself in front by 2-0, even with a 146 checkout in the first leg, before Dave Chisnall got on 2-1 and 2-2 afterwards. With a 40 checkout Dave Chisnall then got himself in front by 2-3, before going up by 2-4 with a 32 checkout.

Chris Dobey then made the score 3-4, before Dave Chisnall got up by 3-5. In the ninth leg Dave Chisnall missed two darts for a 60 checkout. Chris Dobey also missed two darts for 56 checkout, and therefore Dave Chisnall had another chance, took advantage, and got himself up by 3-6. ‘Chizzy’ then took another step towards the title checking out 32, just after Chris Dobey missed a dart for a 140 checkout.

In the 11th leg Dave Chisnall secured the European title with an 115 checkout.

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Final day of the Danish Darts Open 2019

It is time to find the Danish Darts Open 2019 champion. Who will it be?

We have reached the final day of the Danish Darts Open 2019. Unfortunately we will not see any players from the PDC Nordic & Baltic region.

So it was that Per Laursen lost 6-5 against Jonny Clayton in a nail-biting match. Per Laursen was up by 0-2, 1-3 and even 4-5. Eventually he had a go at the double 20 for an 80 checkout and for the match, but unfortunately it was not to be and then Jonny Clayton checked out 20 on the first dart.

Per Laursen just missed the double 20 for the match. Photo: Mads Magnussen/PDC Nordic & Baltic

Dennis Nilsson also had to say goodbye, as he lost 6-3 against James Wade, even though he was 1-3 up. Dennis Nilsson still averaged a fine 89,87.

Today we have to find the new champion of the Danish Darts Open, and the day starts with Gerwyn Price against Stephen Bunting. Gerwyn Price had some trouble against Ryan Harrington yesterday, but eventually won the match by 6-4.

Peter Wright will also get on stage once again after he won 6-2 against William O’Connor yesterday. ‘Snakebite’ will go up against Joe Cullen.

Then Kirk Shepherd, who made the biggest surprise yesterday by beating Rob Cross, will go up against Chris Dobey, before Daryl Gurney takes on Jose De Sousa.

Afterwards the two who eliminated Dennis Nilsson and Per Laursen, James Wade and Jonny Clayton will take on the stage, before Adrian Lewis takes on another Australian. He won 6-4 against Kyle Anderson yesterday and will now face Simon Whitlock.

The last two matches of the afternoon will be between defending champion Mensur Suljovic and Dave Chisnall, and Ian White against Jermaine Wattimena, who won 6-4 against Michael Smith in the last match yesterday.

Third Round
Afternoon Session (13.00)

Gerwyn Price v Stephen Bunting
Peter Wright v Joe Cullen
Kirk Shepherd v Chris Dobey
Daryl Gurney v Jose de Sousa
James Wade v Jonny Clayton
Adrian Lewis v Simon Whitlock
Mensur Suljovic v Dave Chisnall
Ian White v Jermaine Wattimena

Evening Session (19.15)
Quarter-Finals
Semi-Finals
Final

Format
All games up to and including the quarter-finals are the best of 11 legs, with the semi-finals the best of 13 legs and the final the best of 15 legs.

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Second day at the Danish Darts Open – Per Laursen and Dennis Nilsson in action

It’s time for the second day at the Danish Darts Open, with Per Laursen and Dennis Nilsson in action.

The first day at the Danish Darts Open was without many big surprises. Kevin Burness’ victory against Glen Durrant was the only big surprise, but according to the bookies, it was also a surpise, that Per Laursen won against Reece Robinson and that Dennis Nilsson won against Steve Lennon.

As for the rest players from the PDC Nordic & Baltic region, Teuvo Haverinen lost by 6-1 against Cody Harris, Kim Viljanen had some double-trouble against Martin Schindler and lost 6-0 and Niels-Jørgen Hansen had his opportunities against Ryan Harrington, but eventually lost by 6-4.

This means, that we will only see Per Laursen and Dennis Nilsson today. Per Laursen will play the third match of the afternoon, going up against Jonny Clayton.

Per Laursen after his victory against Reece Robinson. Photo: Mads Magnussen/PDC Nordic & Baltic

Before that Stephen Bunting will start the afternoon against Cody Harris, with Darren Webster against Jose De Sousa just afterwards.

The finalist from last year, Simon Whitlock, will also participate in the afternoon session, as he will go up against Nathan Aspinall.

The afternoon will be shut down by Ricky Evans and Chris Dobey.

After the break Gerwyn Price will start the show against Ryan Harrington, before former World Champion Rob Cross will go up against Kirk Shepherd, who won against Vincent van der Voort yesterday..

Peter Wright will also go on stage, as he will face William O’Connor. A rematch for William O’Connor after the World Cup final.

Dennis Nilsson will take on the stage afterwards, when he will go up against James Wade. After his impressive 6-0 win against Steve Lennon yesterday, the Swede told, that he feared no one, not even James Wade.

Dennis Nilsson showed all his emotions after the win yesterday. Photo: Mads Magnussen/PDC Nordic & Baltic

The defending champion, Mensur Suljovic, will go up against Gabriel Clemens, who won 6-3 against Mervyn King in the afternoon yesterday.

The last match of the day is between Jermaine Wattimena and Michael Smith.

All matches can be streamed at PDC.tv from one’clock. As always you can get an overview below:

Second Round
Afternoon Session (13.00)
Stephen Bunting v Cody Harris
Darren Webster v Jose De Sousa
Jonny Clayton v Per Laursen
Dave Chisnall v Krzysztof Ratajski
Simon Whitlock v Nathan Aspinall
Joe Cullen v Kevin Burness
Daryl Gurney v Ryan Joyce
Ricky Evans v Chris Dobey

Evening Session (19.15)
Gerwyn Price v Ryan Harrington
Rob Cross v Kirk Shepherd
Peter Wright v William O’Connor
James Wade v Dennis Nilsson
Adrian Lewis v Kyle Anderson
Mensur Suljovic v Gabriel Clemens
Ian White v Martin Schindler
Jermaine Wattimena v Michael Smith

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Danish Darts Open starts today – five PDCNB-players will be in it

Photo: Mads Magnussen/PDC Nordic & Baltic

Danish Darts Open starts today and as host nation, the PDC Nordic & Baltic will be represented by five players.

Troughout the entire season, the PDC Nordic & Baltic have one spot at every Europe Tour-event. This time, however, we have five spots, as we are the host nation.

But none of the five will be in action in the first match. The first match will be between Luke Woodhouse and World Cup-finalist William O’Connor.

After this we will also see Nathan Aspinall and Kyle Anderson in action. They will play against Mick Todd and Mike De Decker respectively.

But then we will have the first player from the PDC Nordic & Baltic region, as the Danish favorite Per ‘Peachie’ Laursen will go up against Reece Robinson.

“I hope it will be even better tomorrow (Friday). That I would love. That would be great,” Per Laursen said after the qualification-tournament, in which he averaged a little over 80.

“I don’t know Reece Robinson, but I hope he is good, so I have to step up.”

Afterwards we have another player from the PDCNB region, as Teuvo Haverinen will take the stage against Cody Harris. The first ever Europe Tour-event for the both of them.

The afternoon will be shut down with an all-Polish match, as Krzysztof Kciuk will go up against Krzysztof Ratajski.

The evening session starts with Kim Viljanen, who will take on young Martin Schindler.

“Not the worst draw, but Martin is a good player and is able to play on a high level. He has been playing really well the last couple of years and is a steady player. But if I can perform on my own level I think I can challenge him,” Kim Viljanen told pdc-nordic.tv

“I think my form is quite good at the moment. It’s only a week ago I played at the World Cup of Darts where we were playing quite okay, but unfortunately still lost to Australia.”

Glen Durrant will then go up against Kevin Burness, before Danish Niels-Jørgen Hansen will take on Ryan Harrington in his first ever match on a PDC-stage.

“It’s huge. This is what I have been playing for in the last two or three years. That is why I went for Q-School and now play on the Challenge Tour,” Niels-Jørgen Hansen said just after he had qualified.

“I hope to win, but I expect, that I at least makes a good performance.”

The afternoon also offers names as Steve West, who will face Chris Dobey, Mervyn King, Vincent van der Voort and Michael Smith. Michael Smith will go up against Steve Beaton.

In the last match of the evening, we will see the last PDCNB-player, as Dennis Nilsson will take on Steve Lennon.

“It will be a tough first match. I have to be focused from my first darts and I will try with all I have to win. Steve played in the final at the World Cup and played really well. But I know I am in a good shape, so I have a good chance,” Dennis Nilsson told pdc-nordic.tv.

“My confidence is good and I look forward to the match.”

The program starts at one o’clock, and the matches can be streamed at PDC.tv. You can get an overview of the program below:

First Round
Afternoon Session (13.00)    
Luke Woodhouse v William O’Connor
Mick Todd v Nathan Aspinall
Mike De Decker v Kyle Anderson
Per Laursen v Reece Robinson
Cody Harris v Teuvo Haverinen
Jose De Sousa v Scott Taylor
Jose Justicia v Ryan Joyce
Krzysztof Kciuk v Krzysztof Ratajski

Evening Session (19.15)
Kim Viljanen v Martin Schindler
Glen Durrant v Kevin Burness
Niels-Jørgen Hansen v Ryan Harrington
Steve West v Chris Dobey
Gabriel Clemens v Mervyn King
Kirk Shepherd v Vincent van der Voort
Steve Beaton v Michael Smith
Dennis Nilsson v Steve Lennon

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Danish World Cup duo will try to qualify for the Danish Darts Open

The two danish participants from last year, Brian Løkken and Per Laursen. Photo: Michael Frydendahl/PDC Nordic & Baltic

Danish Darts Open starts Friday. At Thursday the host nation qualifier will be held.

As host nation, the PDC Nordic & Baltic has been handed five entries in the Danish Darts Open. It is already known, that Dennis Nilsson, Teuvo Haverinnen and Kim Viljanen will take three of the spots.

Tomorrow the danish qualifier for the Danish Darts Open will be held. The registration for the qualifier ended on Monday, and therefore we can take a look at the field.

The two World Cup players, Per Laursen and Niels Heinsøe, will try to qualify. Per Laursen did qualify trough this event last year, but lost against Steve West in the first round.

The other qualifier from last year, Brian Løkken, will also try to qualify tomorrow. Løkken lost against Cristo Reyes in the first round last year.

Other than Niels Heinsøe, the last two danish Challenge Tour participants, Ivan Springborg and Niels-Jørgen Hansen, will also try to qualify.

Former World Cup participants Daniel Jensen and Henrik Primdal have also registrered for the qualification.

Other names to be mentioned are Nicolai Olsen, Søren Hedegaard, Ulrich Meyn and Vladimir Andersen.

See the full registration list below:

 

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Scotland wins the World Cup of Darts

Photo: Stefan Strassenberg/PDC Europe

Scotland won the World Cup of Darts tonight. Peter Wright threw the decisive dart.

Scotland is the new World Champions in pairs. Tonight they beat Ireland in the final by 3-1. This also means, that the only third nation has won the World Cup of Darts. Before tonight, the tournament had only been won by England and the Netherlands.

Two nations which Ireland did beat throughout this tournament.

The final started with Gary Anderson against Steve Lennon. Steve Lennon, who played some fantastic dart in the double against the Netherlands in the semi-final, won the match by 4-2.

The second match stood between William O’Connor and Peter Wright. Snakebite did equalize as he beat William O’Connor by 4-2.

In the double match Scotland won by impressive 4-0, and then Peter Wright could secure the title as he won 4-1 against Steve Lennon in the third single match and secured Scotland a 3-1 win.

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Hampus Norrström and Icelandic debutant with best PDCNB-results at Development Tour

The Development Tour continued this weekend. PDC Nordic & Baltic was represented by five players.

Throughout this weekend the Development Tour has been played. As always there has been played four tournaments, with Ted Evetts stealing the spotlight. The Englishman won both Development Tour 10 and 12.

Development Tour 9 was won by Geert Nentjes, and Development Tour 11 was won by Luke Humphries.

The PDC Nordic & Baltic regions were also being represented by Anton Resell, Hampus Norrström, Viktor Tingström, Oskar Wågberg and the Icelandic debutant Atli Bjarnason.

The first two tournaments at Saturday did not bring the best results for the young players. Only Anton Resell managed to win a match.

Sunday was much more successful for the nordic players. At Development Tour 11, Atli Bjarnason and Hampus Norrström started in the round of 128 and managed to get to the round of 64 before losing. This means both of them secured themself £50 for the Development Tour Order of Merit.

In Development Tour 12 Hampus Norrström managed to win a match again, unfortunately the draw had set him in the round of 256, and as he lost in the round of 128, there was no prizemoney for the young Swede.

 

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World Cup of Darts ends today

The World Cup of Darts will find the winner today, as the tournament ends.

It is time for last day at the World Cup of Darts, and therefore we have to find a winner.

The day will start at one o’clock with the quarter-finals. In the first match New Zealand will go up against Japan. New Zealand had to go all the way to the double yesterday, when they won against South Africa. Japan managed to beat Singapore without the double.

In the second quarter-final we will see Scotland against Belgium. Scotland have played some really great dart throughout the first two rounds, beating Denmark and Sweden.

Yesterday’s biggest surprise was the Irish victory against England. Especially William O’Connor played with an amazing average at 115,10, when he beat Rob Cross by 4-1.

The Republic of Ireland will go up against Austria today.

The last match in the quarter-finals will be Canada against the Netherlands.

You can get an overview of the possible semi-finals and the full program of the day below:


Sunday June 9
Afternoon Session (1300)
Quarter-Finals

New Zealand v Japan

Scotland v Belgium

Republic of Ireland v Austria

Canada v Netherlands

Evening Session (1900)
Semi-Finals

Scotland/Belgium v New Zealand/Japan
Republic of Ireland/Austria v Canada/Netherlands

Final
v

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Second round of the World Cup of Darts

Photo: Stefan Strassenberg/PDC Europe

The second round of the World Cup starts today. Sweden is still in the field.

Today the second round starts. Yesterday we found the eight last nations for this second round. Unlike the first day, there were no surprises yesterday.

This also means, that the favorites from Australia won against Finland by 5-4.

Today as the second round starts, a new format will also start. Because, as always, the matches will consists of two singles today. If the two singles is being won by same nation, then match is over. But if one nation each wins on of the singles, then the match will continue into a double to decide the match.

This also means, that the matches will be longer and therefore today’s program is being split into two sessions.

In the first session we find Sweden. They will go up against Scotland, who played some incredible dart against Denmark in the first round.

Both the singles and the double will be played best of seven legs.

The first session starts one o’clock today. You can get an overview below:


Saturday June 8
Second Round
Afternoon Session (1300)

South Africa v New Zealand

Singapore v Japan

Scotland v Sweden

Belgium v Germany

Evening Session (1900)
Australia v Canada

Austria v USA

England v Republic of Ireland

Netherlands v Poland

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